Nar National Association of Realtors
The National Association of Realtors (NAR), whose members are known as Realtors, is the largest trade association and one of the most powerful lobbying groups in North America, having spent more than $99 million between 1999 and 2012. It has over 1.2 million members (as reported November 2008), including NAR’s institutes, societies, and councils, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. NAR also functions as a self-regulatory organization for real estate brokerage. The organization is headquartered in Chicago.
Car California Association of Realtors
The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is a statewide trade association dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. The Association develops and promotes programs and services that will enhance the members’ freedom and ability to conduct their individual businesses successfully with integrity and competency and, through collective action, promotes the preservation of real property rights.
In an effort to alleviate perceptions of misconduct in the real estate industry, a group of approximately 70 real estate agents founded the California State Realty Federation in Los Angeles on May 27, 1905. In October 1920, the name was changed to California Real Estate Association and, in January 1975, it was changed to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
Francis F. Ferrier, of Berkeley, was the first president of the Association, which then was comprised of nine Boards of REALTORS®. Although the organization was successful from the start, growth in membership was slow during the early years. After many attempts, the Association was successful in its sponsorship of a real estate license law in 1917. This first law was declared unconstitutional, but a revised act was passed by the 1919 Legislature and became the first real estate license law in the United States. Since its enactment, the law has been widely imitated and has become the standard for other states. Written examinations for licensees were not adopted until about 1923.
More recently, the Association has emphasized the development and distribution of products, programs and services which assist members to achieve success in their individual real estate businesses, while continuing to be the premiere representative of private property rights and of real estate professionals in the public policy arena.
Today, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® includes more than 110 local member Associations and more than 155,000 REALTORS®, REALTOR®-Associates and affiliate members who abide by a rigid code of professional ethics.
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FIVE STAR REO Professionals
The Five Star Institute creates powerful, innovative, and invaluable opportunities for education and collaboration within the mortgage banking industry.
NABPOP… National Association Broker Price Opinion professional
NABPOP facilitates the BPO Standards Board (BSB) who develops, reviews, and maintains BPO Standards and Guidelines (BPOSG) for the BPO industry. BPOSG is widely accepted throughout the BPO industry. NABPOP promulgates BPOSG for the BSB. NABPOP is also the leading real estate industry BPO advocate defending BPOs and advancing the use and practice of BPOs. Simply put, NABPOP is THE association for Broker Price Opinions.
High Desert Association of Realtors.
AKA…Victor Valley Association of REALTORS® charter was May 22, 1948. Elton Goble was the first President and he served from 1948 through 1950. VVAR was originally named the Mojave Valley Board of Realtors and in 1958 became the Victor Valley Board of REALTORS®. Today, the gavel that was presented to the Mojave Valley Board of REALTORS® in 1948 is still used at all Board of Director meetings
Pacific West Association of Realtors
The Pacific West Association of REALTORS® (PWR) is a local chapter of the National Association of REALTORS®. Established in 1997 through the merger of several Southern California real estate associations, the organization is dedicated to enhancing the professionalism and productivity of its members. PWR REALTOR® members subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics that underscores the integrity and competency they provide their clients.
Active in the Orange County and South Los Angeles communities, PWR serves as an industry advocate and resource for its members. The real estate market constantly faces many changes and in order to assure that our members have an advantage, PWR also assists members in gaining new knowledge by providing regular education and training.
WINDSWomen in Default
First in our organization’s name, just like in our identities as individuals, we are women. (And that is a very good thing to be.)
Secondly, we are women who have joined together to be active in something larger than ourselves. So we are an association of and for its members.
Finally, we are women in the Real Estate and Mortgage Financing Industry. We are professionals, who devote a great deal of ourselves to achieving success in our work.
NAPW National Association of Professional Women
The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is an exclusive network for professional women to interact, exchange ideas, educate, and empower. NAPW members enjoy a wealth of resources, benefits, and services dedicated to enhancing their lives and promoting their businesses and careers.
NAPW provides seminars, podcasts, webinars, keynote speakers, and educational tools, fostering critical skills that enable our members to achieve personal and career success.
Through our wide-reaching network, members discover new opportunities to connect, grow, learn, and inspire. We provide an exclusive online platform to showcase their businesses and gain exposure for professional endeavors.
NAPW also supports and endorses a diverse syndicate of charities and nonprofit organizations focused on women’s issues and child wellness.
Victorville Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber’s business is the community…and it has been for over 100 years. With over 500 members, the Victor Valley Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization in the Victor Valley. The Chamber fulfills its mission statement by creating an environment where businesses thrive and community and commerce work together for our city’s future.
The Victor Valley Chamber’s large membership base allows the organization to offer services and benefits to support both large and small businesses. Some of these benefits include networking opportunities, relocation assistance, legislative advocacy, trade shows, seminars and workshops, as well as tourism and community promotion.